GotMead Live is the culmination of years of you guys telling me we needed a new radio show, and the insistance of JD, then a very enthusiastic new meadmaker. At GotMead Live, just like on the website here, we’re all about mead. Making mead, finding mead, and drinking mead. The show will be broadcast live, so you can call in and be a part of the show. We’ll also be interviewing people in the mead industry, meadery owners, movers and shakers, and equipment and supplies folks, including beekeepers and honey providers.
Listen in! (NOTE: This player will be LIVE when we are on, and will show the most recent episode in between shows)
- Vicky Rowe – Founder and owner of Gotmead.com. I’ve been making mead since 1996, and have been hanging out with the folks in the industry almost as long. I make my home in North Carolina
- A.J. Ermenc – long time Gotmead forum member (ChevetteGirl), experienced meadmaker, and our North of the Border contingent from Ottawa, Canada.
- Hamish Lucas – Gotmead member kudapucat, experienced award winning mead maker, and our Australian correspondent, from Melbourne
- Ryan Carlson – long time Gotmead member, the Denver contingent, and strong mead maker with a real bug for scientific mead making
- Manny Elgarresta – Miami resident, Gotmead member, and meadmaker who loves experimenting with all sorts of stuff. He also has a truly EPIC garage mead making/drinking room
From time to time, when he can get away from work, we will have on with us Petar Bakulic (Oskaar on the forums). He is an experienced meadmaker and winemaker of over 30 years. He’ll talk mead, and answer questions from meadmakers. NEW!!! Our new series, AJ’s Making Good Mead: Back to Basics, starts on April 5, 2016. AJ will be taking you back to your meadmaking roots, and building good mead making techniques and tools from the ground up, to help create solid, repeatable mead making habits that will give you great mead all the time. Join us to talk mead!! We will be joined by other GotMeaders such as Mannye, Squatchy and other mead makers who have great info to bring in, so if you want to come play, let us know! Submit questions by clicking here. [break][break]If you want to call in during the show, our call in number is 803-443-MEAD (6323) or skype me at meadwench (especially for international callers, but US callers too if you prefer). We want to hear from you! If you can’t call, then feel free to Tweet us on @gotmeadnow with your questions. [break][break]Follow the chatter on our Twitter feed Find us on the Facebook group, or in our forum. You can also join us live on our Slack space here.
Come hang out with us on Tuesdays at 9pm ET. Not sure of the time if you’re not in this zone? Check here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
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8-4-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we are going to talk more about session meads, which are the hottest thing in meadmaking these days. We’ll be chatting with Rob Ratlff, author of “The Big Book of Mead Recipes” and “Let There Be Melomels”, popular books of mead recipes. Rob’s next book will be “Let There be Session Meads”. We’re also bringing in Kevin Meintsma, a very talented session mead maker. The conversation should be really good!
6-9-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we’re continuing our series, bringing on a group of talented meadmakers to talk shop, and going to Arizona. We’ll be talking with Carvin Wilson, Allen Martin and Warren Earle. These gentlemen are prominent in the southwest brewing scene, and bring some powerful mead making chops to the table.
6-2-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we’re continuing our series, bringing on a group of talented meadmakers to talk shop, and we’re starting in the midwest, this is part 2. We’ll be talking with Adam Bystrom, Josh Holbrook and Matt Weide. They are part of a number of talented meadmakers in Minnesota that are making some seriously amazing meads, and each of them is making some amazing award winning meads. We’re going to be talking mead, how they got into making it, what they’ve learned and what they’re making now.
5-26-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we’re taking a different tack, we’re bringing on a group of talented meadmakers to talk shop, and we’re starting in the midwest. We’ll be talking with Kevin Meintsma, Steve Fletty and Josh Mahoney. They are part of a meadmaking group in Minnesota that is making some seriously amazing meads, and each of them is an accomplished meadmaker. We’re going to be talking mead, how they got into making it, what they’ve learned and what they’re making now.
5-19-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we’ll be talking with Tom Repas, Master Beekeeper and owner of Canyon Rim Honey Bees, providing bees and honey in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Tom speaks on beekeeping all over the country, and has presented several times at the AMMA MeadCon on both beekeeping and meadmaking. Tom has won a large number of awards for his mead as well.
We’ll be talking bees, breeding and hive management, and also about making great mead.
5-12-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we’ll be talking with Aaron Schavey and Geoff Allen, owners of Boneflower Craft Mead in ‘the Region’ in northwest Indiana.
Aaron and Geoff have been making waves with their mead for a few years now, and formalized their mead making by opening Boneflower in 2018.
Geoff and Aaron are a couple of guys and a hobby that turned serious…sort of. After years of participating in the craft beverage scene, an introduction to Mead started them in an entirely new direction.
4-28-20 Tonight at 9PM ET we're talking with Matt Weide, a long time homebrewer and meadmaker. We'll be chatting on interesting things including alternative sugars in mead (like inverts, maple syrup and the like) and how they can be used in fermentation, bochet tips...
4-21-20 Tonight at 9PM ET we're talking with Kevin Meintsma, a prolific and talented meadmaker who is quite humble about his very well made meads. Kevin has been making mead since 1995, his first one being with a very dark honey that he later learned was eastern...
4-14-20 Tonight at 9PM ET we're talking with Scott Schaar, head brewer at Crawford Brew Works and former distiller at Mississippi River Distilling Company. He is a BJCP beer and mead judge. Scot was the 2017 AHA Meadmaker of the Year (MMOTY) and shared the 2019 MMOTY...
4-7-20 Tonight at 9PM ET we're happy to have the opportunity to hang out with Ken Schramm, owner of Schramm's Mead in Ferndale, MI. If you're new to the mead world, you may not be familiar with Ken (I'm sure there are one or two of you, lol). Ken, oft referred to as...